Enhance Team Productivity: How an Effective Leader can do it

Leaders are responsible for making sure their team is productive and efficient, even when faced with unprecedented challenges. Team leaders can increase productivity by implementing modern management techniques to improve time management, reduce stress and improve the quality of meetings. This will help boost the efficiency of the organization. Leaders should adopt a variety of leadership approaches to achieve and sustain this higher-level performance.

Delegate & Empower:

“When you delegate work to a member of the team, your job is to clearly frame success and describe the objectives,” said Steven Sinofsky, former president of the Windows Division at Microsoft from July 2009 until his resignation on November 13, 2012. Sinofsky is currently a board partner at Andreessen Horowitz, a private American venture capital firm, where he serves on boards of investments.

The best way to motivate your team is by giving them more responsibility. It can be thrilling to be given a responsibility. If you have a feeling of self-worth, share that with others. You should look for areas in which you can give others the responsibility and, most importantly, the authority to do the job.

Resolve conflicts:

Unresolved conflicts can cause a lot of stress in your workplace, which can affect employee well-being as well as productivity. It is possible to manage workplace conflict and prevent it from happening. A great leader doesn’t hesitate to intervene and help find a solution.

If you are stressed out, it is impossible to resolve a conflict. Then, observe and talk with the people involved to determine the type of conflict.

One example of an effective leader is Thomas Kane Merrill Lynch Managing Director. Thomas Kane a Chicago-based financial executive is conscious about enhancing team productivity. He makes it a point to resolve any conflicts amongst his team so that operations in his organization function in a smooth manner.

Sometimes it could be as simple a disagreement over someone tapping their pencil too loudly or raising their voice when they shouldn’t. Perhaps team members don’t see eye-to-eye about the project’s goals.

Give Feedback:

The last but not least important item on this list is to implement a feedback system in your team. If employees don’t recognize that they are inefficient, there is no way to improve employee productivity. It is important to have team productivity boosted by performance reviews and constructive feedback. Knowing the potential areas will encourage team members to change their work style.

After giving feedback, you can ask them to tell you what they could do to improve. Perhaps they want more direction on some tasks or more creative freedom.

Great leaders communicate clearly and listen to their team. They take the tough decisions, resolve conflict, and practice accountability.

They value employees and seek to find lasting solutions that will benefit the company as well as the people involved.

Empathy and humility go hand-in-hand to make sure we lead with trust and not fear. Leaders learn from their mistakes and keep learning to meet the challenges of tomorrow.